Rugby Union: Power Ranking Rugby Heraldry

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Rugby Union: Power Ranking Rugby Heraldry
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We break down the most fearsome team names in world rugby.

Rugby Union team names do not lend themselves to easy rankings analysis for the simple reason that not every nation has one; not really.

Since rugby's inception in 1823, national teams have surrounded themselves with songs, symbols, logos and crests. Some—like the U.S.A. Eagles—have adopted the North American tradition of naming their national sides while others—like England—go into battle dressed in white, boasting only a single rose across their chests to signify their allegiances.

So, with that understanding, let us dive headlong into the world of rugby heraldry—pitting the weak against the strong in order to decide which nation boasts the most fearsome image of all.

Let get to it!

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